Assessment of distribution grid voltage control strategies in view of deployment.

Xue Han, Anna Magdalena Kosek, Daniel Esteban Morales Bondy, Henrik W. Bindner, Shi You, David Victor Tackie, Jasmin Mehmedalic, Fannar Thordarson

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Increasing integration of distributed energy resources (DER) and available monitoring devices in the power distribution grid make system services provided by DERs possible and an integral part of distribution grid operation. Numerous publications have proposed various control solutions by utilizing different capabilities of DERs and regulating devices to assist grid operation. However, very few of them have discussed the opportunities and barriers of deploying the control strategies in practice. This paper reviews some typical control solutions on providing voltage control services. Furthermore, it provides some qualitative discussions on the challenges in view of deployment. Several qualifying metrics are listed to specify the challenges from different perspectives. A metrics comparison diagram is proposed to asses deployment of a control strategy. Five case studies are presented to identify the corresponding advantages and challenges of deployment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems.
Number of pages6
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems - San Diego, United States
Duration: 8 Oct 20148 Oct 2014


Conference2014 IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Distribution grid operation
  • Voltage control
  • Distributed energy resource
  • Smart grid deployment


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